for how long can I expect the update servers to be slow?

hw hw at
Tue Jul 30 20:38:01 UTC 2019

Antranig Vartanian <antranigv at> writes:

> Hi!
> Usually the package servers are far from my side of the world (Armenia) but even during upgrade releases I never got such slow downloads.
> Is it possible that there is a bottleneck between your host and the servers’ network? Where is your host located?


I've tried it at work today and got acceptable download speeds around
1.5--2.1Mbit while installing packages to set up an xrdp server.

/etc/pkg/FreeBSD.conf indicates that is being used.
When pinging that server, it resolves to
(  Ping times are around 125ms from here.

This server seems to be located in New York --- in which case "only"
125ms is pretty good.  Pinging it at work shows an awesome 91ms.  (Ping
times to the US are usually around 180--210ms with the traffic
apparently being held up in Frankfurt.  Perhaps that's where the spies
are located ...)

This might indicate that the problem is with my ISP.  Is there another
server I could use?

Or can I reasonably mirror the whole server and perhaps use something
like rsync to get updates?  I don't mind downloading stuff for days
while I'm not waiting on it.

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